Yearly Archives: 2007

Great Candidate or the Greatest Candidate?

From the Los Angeles Times:

Stephen Colbert’s bid to formally join the presidential race in South Carolina was rejected Thursday by the state’s Democratic Party leaders, who said that the late-night comedian’s candidacy would distract from the serious business of picking a presidential nominee.

Serious business? Have they seen the debates so far?

The executive council of the South Carolina Democratic Party voted 13-3 to keep Colbert off the January primary ballot, saying the Comedy Central star did not meet guidelines requiring a candidate to be viable and to campaign actively for the job.


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Filed under 2008 election, Barack Obama, Democrats, Dennis Kucinich, Hillary Clinton, humor, Iowa, John Edwards, Mike Gravel, movies, parody, politics, snark, South Carolina, Stephen Colbert

Hughes Your Mama?

From the Washington Post:

Karen Hughes, the longtime aide to President Bush, announced her resignation as undersecretary of state yesterday, after two bumpy years in which she overhauled the U.S. approach to public diplomacy but did not make major progress in improving America’s image abroad, according to current and former U.S. officials and Middle East experts.

Back to Lone Star State she goes, following in the footsteps of the rest of the Texas Mafia crew.

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Filed under Al-Jazeera, Alberto Gonzales, Blackwater, Cal Ripken, Chimpy, Condoleezza Rice, Dana Perino, George W. Bush, Harriet Miers, humor, Iraq War, Islam, Jr., Karen Hughes, Karl Rove, Michelle Kwan, movies, parody, politics, snark, State Department, Texas

All the News That’s Fit to Fake

From The New York Times:

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 — A fake news conference at the Federal Emergency Management Agency has produced, along with outrage and ridicule, its first personnel casualty.

John P. Philbin, until last week the agency’s public relations chief, was supposed to start work Monday as the new director of public affairs for the nation’s top intelligence official, Mike McConnell.

But he learned instead that he would not.


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Filed under David Paulison, DHS, Fox News, Harvey Johnson, Homeland Security, humor, John Philbin, Media, Michael Chertoff, Mike McConnell, movies, parody, politics, Russ Knocke, snark

Get the Lead Out, Stupid!

WASHINGTON (AFP) — Top Democratic lawmakers demanded Tuesday the resignation of the US consumer product safety chief and unveiled plans for stiffer enforcement laws after Halloween toys became the latest tainted made-in-China goods to be recalled.

Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi led her colleagues from the Democratic Party in calling on Nancy Nord, the chairwoman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), to quit amid more discoveries of tainted toys.


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Filed under Chimpy, Congress, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Daniel Inouye, Democrats, George W. Bush, Health and Human Services Department, humor, Mark Pryor, movies, Nancy Nord, Nancy Pelosi, parody, politics, Republicans, SCHIP, snark, Thomas Moore, Toys

Horror-witz

From the New York Post:

October 27, 2007 — A controversial author yesterday compared the treatment of conservatives on college campuses to a recent incident in which a black Columbia University professor was targeted with a noose hung on her office door.

“Nooses have been figuratively put on the doors of college Republicans,” conservative commentator and Columbia alum David Horowitz claimed in a speech at the Ivy League school.

Conservatives, always the victims.

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Filed under Ann Coulter, Chimpy, Columbia University, David Horowitz, George W. Bush, humor, Islam, Madonna Constantine, movies, parody, politics, Republicans, snark

Yes or No? Not Knowing is Just Torture!!

From the International Herald Tribune:

A Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee said he might consider opposing President George W. Bush’s choice for U.S. attorney general if the nominee says waterboarding is not torture.

Sen. Lindsey Graham joined two top Senate Democrats in urging nominee Michael Mukasey, a former federal judge, to disclose his views. Mukasey so far has refused to say explicitly what his position is on the lawfulness of the interrogation technique, which simulates drowning.

Where ya been, Lindsey? Out shopping for rugs in Baghdad, maybe? What took you so long to speak up?

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Filed under Baghdad, Bill Clinton, Chimpy, Christopher Dodd, Democrats, Dick Durbin, George W. Bush, humor, Impeachment, John McCain, Justice Department, Lindsey Graham, Michael Mukasey, movies, parody, Patrick Leahy, politics, Republicans, Senate Judiciary Committee, snark, Torture

Snark de Triomphe

From The New York Times:

PARIS, Oct. 26 — Several human rights organizations based in the United States and Europe have filed a complaint in a Paris court accusing former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld of responsibility for torture.


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Filed under Abu Ghraib, Center for Constitutional Rights, Donald Rumsfeld, France, French League for Human Rights, Geneva Conventions, Geoffrey Miller, Guantanamo, humor, International Federation for Human Rights, Iraq War, Janis Karpinski, Jean-Claude Marin, Jeanne Sulzer, Michael Radner, movies, parody, Patrick Baudouin, politics, snark, Torture